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  • STORYTELLING = WORLD-BUILDING

    STORYTELLING = WORLD-BUILDING

    An excerpt from my undergrad thesis on using visual thinking techniques for prose fiction.


  • MAPS OF FICTIONAL WORLDS

    MAPS OF FICTIONAL WORLDS

    Maps of Lynda Barry’s CRUDDY, Donald Ray Pollock’s KNOCKEMSTIFF, and David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS.


  • CHABON ON WORLDBUILDING

    CHABON ON WORLDBUILDING

    Michael Chabon on world-building: “You invented a world, and you did it in a very detailed way, and you told stories that were set in that world.”


  • SOME THOUGHTS ON FUN HOME

    SOME THOUGHTS ON FUN HOME

    The use of voiceover, image/dialogue, recursive narration, archival elements, and style in Alison Bechdel’s comics memoir, FUN HOME.


  • IT’S JUST A SERIES OF GAG STRIPS WRITTEN IN A SECRET CODE

    IT’S JUST A SERIES OF GAG STRIPS WRITTEN IN A SECRET CODE

    On comics as a secret code and accumulating strips into a book. Quotes by Rudolph Topffer, Dylan Horrocks, James Kochalka, and George Saunders.


  • LYNDA BARRY AT OBERLIN

    LYNDA BARRY AT OBERLIN

    Meeting Lynda Barry after a reading and talk in Oberlin, Ohio. Drawing of Lynda reading her novel, CRUDDY.


  • WORLDBUILDING WITH TIM SCHAFER

    WORLDBUILDING WITH TIM SCHAFER

    Over at Gamestudies.org, there’s a fantastic 2003 interview with Tim Schafer, creator of some of my all-time favorite LucasArts adventure games. Schafer studied computer programming at UC Berkeley, got bored with computer programming and thought about becoming a writer, then landed a job with LucasArts right out of college. He worked on Day of the […]


  • GESAMTKUNSTWERK

    GESAMTKUNSTWERK

    I don’t care much for opera. And I don’t know much about Richard Wagner, either. But I do know that back in 1849, Wagner was thinking a lot about opera and about art, and how to convey the human experience. The Ancient Greeks got it all right with tragedy, he thought. A thousand years ago, […]



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